Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly said on Monday that he was resisted when he advocated for lower wages for lawmakers in the upper chamber.
The Senator, who was obviously reacting to revelation that Senators earned N13.5 million monthly as allowances in a series of Tweets claimed he told his colleagues that if Nigerian lawmakers earned higher than European legislators then Nigerian workers should be paid higher than European workers.
Bruce said: “From the first day I got to the Senate, I advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker. I was resisted and made the personal decision to share my allowances with widows in my constituency.
“If we must pay our legislators higher than they pay European legislators then we must pay our workers higher than they pay European workers.”